Peace: Major working meeting at the Primature https://www.centrafrique-presse.info/article/12976/paix-grande-reunion-de-travail-a-la-primature
Translated to English:
Prime Minister Firmin Ngrébada chaired this Tuesday, April 16, 2019, a large meeting bringing together the UN Deputy Secretary General Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail Chergui , the Director General- Africa of the European Union's External Action Service Koen Vervaeke , Minusca Chief Mankeur Ndiaye , AU Ambassador to the Central African Republic and EU Ambassador Samuella Isopi . The meeting is part of the focus of the field visit to Bambari and Bangassou and the preparation of the big meeting of the international support group.
It is at least a success after the signing of the peace agreement that allowed the country to start a new step forward for its recovery. Prime Minister Firmin Ngrébada, who is a formidable actor in the signing of this agreement, is keen on its implementation, which, together with the joint Government-international partners mission mentioned above, a field visit was made on April 15 to Bambari and Bangassou in order to pinpoint the reality of the significant advances recorded after the signing of this peace agreement and reconciliation.
At the end of this large-scale meeting to finalize this internal displacement, Smail Chergui told the press that: "We see that the implementation of the Peace Agreement is in progress. course and good path. I take this opportunity to reaffirm the availability of the United Nations-African Union-European Union to support in a determined manner this implementation of the agreement and to accompany the government for all efforts for all the actions that are expected on security, recovery and cooperation ".
UN Secretary -General Jean-Pierre Lacroix said that this meeting with the Central African Prime Minister confirms the commitment of the UN and its agencies to make this peace agreement progress in order to allow the population to live in peace. According to him, the finding recorded in Bambari and Bangassou, confirms that there is a clear return to peace and stability in the region. This is to say that everyone has understood that this peace agreement is a unique opportunity for the country to definitively emerge from known crises. The latter promised that the United Nations will always be side by side with the CAR, for which, "the government can count on the UN for multiform support".
It should be noted that this peace agreement is a new page that opens for the country. "This peace agreement is a roadmap, a compass whose partners are committed to its implementation," said Koen Vervaeke of the European Union who stressed that each of the parties to the agreement agreement must take its responsibility and the partners are determined to support the success of this agreement, which Europe has been supporting with the CAR for years with all that it offers in the field of security and development, as evidenced by the projects put in place. implemented.
Verbatim statements of the Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union (AU), Ambassador Smail Chergui, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, and Director-General for Africa European External Action Service of the European Union (EU), Koen Vervaeke, following their meeting with the Prime Minister of the Central African Republic, Firmin Ngrebada.
Bangui, April 16, 2019
Ambassador Smail Chergui, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security
We have just had a working session with His Excellency the Prime Minister, following our visit yesterday to the interior of the country, which today allows us to see that the implementation of the Agreement is in progress. It is on the right track and we have taken this opportunity to renew the willingness of the three organizations to support this implementation in a determined manner and to support the Government for all the actions that are expected of it in terms of security, economic recovery and in this exercise, the revival of its relations with neighboring countries. In a nutshell, that's what we did this morning. Thank you.
Jean-Pierre Lacroix, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations
First of all, in a word, I would like to thank His Excellency the Prime Minister for receiving us, Smail Chergui, Koen Vervaeke and the head of MINUSCA, Mankeur Ndiaye. We have had with the Prime Minister an extremely concrete meeting, extremely action-oriented, towards specific points for which we will work together. We reaffirmed the full support of MINUSCA and the full support of the United Nations including agencies, funds and programs to work together to make this Agreement progress and that people in all parts of the country can see the difference quickly. . This meeting followed a field visit yesterday where together with the Prime Minister we went to Bambari and Bangassou. We were able to observe on the spot that the return to peace, the return to stability is advancing in these two prefectures and peace is possible. Everyone must understand that this Agreement is a unique window of opportunity and that this window we must avoid that it closes. On the contrary, we must make sure that it is wide open so that when we come back in a few months, we are already seeing even more substantial progress. So count on our determination and the Central African people, the Central African authorities. The signatories can count on our full support. On the contrary, we must make sure that it is wide open so that when we come back in a few months, we are already seeing even more substantial progress. So count on our determination and the Central African people, the Central African authorities. The signatories can count on our full support. On the contrary, we must make sure that it is wide open so that when we come back in a few months, we are already seeing even more substantial progress. So count on our determination and the Central African people, the Central African authorities. The signatories can count on our full support.
Koen Vervaeke, Africa Director General of the European External Action Service of the EU
Thank you very much on behalf of the European Union with the Peace Agreement. There is a new phase that has opened here in the Central African Republic. The roadmap, the compass for the Central African action but also in support with the partners, is obviously its implementation. The meeting we had this morning with the Prime Minister made clear this Government's determination to implement the various provisions and to ensure that for the Central African people, this agreement makes the difference. There is a new Government that is inclusive, which also includes the armed groups, and so it is an incredible opportunity to move forward. Everyone must take responsibility and we, as partners, are fully committed to supporting its implementation, the implementation of the Agreement. Europe has been with the Central African Republic for years with all we can offer in the field of security, in the political field and in the field of development. We are fully committed to continuing to contribute. A key element of success is the cooperation between the United Nations, the African Union and the European Union, and I believe that our presence together here testifies to this. It also reflects the daily and concrete work here on the ground by our three organizations. Thank you. it is the cooperation between the United Nations, the African Union and the European Union and I believe that our presence together here testifies to this. It also reflects the daily and concrete work here on the ground by our three organizations. Thank you. it is the cooperation between the United Nations, the African Union and the European Union and I believe that our presence together here testifies to this. It also reflects the daily and concrete work here on the ground by our three organizations. Thank you.
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